April 2015 Issue
It looks like it's going to be a "good" year for capital spending; not a blockbuster one, but a year in which food and beverage companies spend an average of 8 percent more than they did last year. At least that's the projection from our annual Capital Spending Outlook, which chronicles the capital expenditure budgets of 45 of the largest firms...and profiles some of the biggest projects of the year.
That's not all we have in the April issue of Food Processing:
- Sourcing natural ingredients and retooling sauces is in our Product Development section.
- New antimicrobials leads off our Plant Operations section, which also has a story on greener packaging.
- Our Wellness Foods section looks at the likelihood of GMO labeling happening this year.
Reformed State Consumer Protection Acts will help food manufacturers.
We'll soon see if America's iconic marketer can make 'nature's perfect food' into more than a commodity.
Natural Products Expo West again breaks attendance records.
Innovative flavors drive category growth for condiments, pasta sauce and cooking sauces, but reformulating for a cleaner ingredient deck is also the order of the day.
The committee recommendations to government regulators are ideologically tinged.
Our second look at the bars, energy drinks and other introductions at Natural Products Expo West.
This month's new product introductions offer a taste of what's to come for summer 2015. From cold new treats to spicy new eats, consumers will be springing into action.
Is gluten-free a fad? To see retailers and foodservice chains tell it, the GF-movement isn't going anywhere.
New nutrition research is building on the supporting role of nuts in helping to prevent diseases, especially cardiovascular disease.
All successful weight-control strategies share one unavoidable feature - portion control.
Hot Mama’s was on a strong growth trajectory for its private label humus, salsa and dips. Then an invisible enemy shut her down.
New studies call for re-examining older research on the role dietary saturated fats play in heart disease.
Companies with products in tune with today’s food trends and demands are investing a lot of capital. Our annual analysis predicts an 8 percent increase in capital spending this year.
With so many forces at work, it looks like there's no avoiding the issue this year.
Everybody gets excited about transformational change, but while we’re waiting, incremental improvements also deliver value.
Instead of a renaissance of two venerable firms, this will be a race to the bottom (line).